Eustace Rotherham

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Captain Eustace Rotherham, (7 April, 1892 – 10 July, 1947) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Rotherham received the Beaufort Testimonial for 1912.

Rotherham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1913.

Having passed the best examination in practical Gunnery when qualifying for Gunnery Lieutenant, Rotherham was awarded the Commander Egerton Prize for 1919.

Rotherham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1921.

Rotherham was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1926.

Rotherham was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1933.

World War II

Rotherham was "a born ship-handler" in the view of Admiral Harwood, but was suffering from an acute shortness of breath in 1940. He had been spending some time in hospital in Simonstown.

He was placed on the Retired List on 28 July, 1942.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir Atwell H. Lake, Bart.
Captain of H.M.S. Calcutta
20 Feb, 1934[1]c. Mar, 1935
Succeeded by
Geoffrey C. Cooke
Preceded by
Alexander R. Hammick
Captain of Devonport Gunnery School
16 May, 1938 – 14 Nov, 1939
Succeeded by
Edward T. L. Dunsterville
Preceded by
Thomas I. S. Bell
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
15 Nov, 1939 – 6 May, 1940
Succeeded by
Harry P. K. Oram
Preceded by
Douglas A. Bingley
Naval Officer in Charge, Auckland
27 Jan, 1941 – 21 Jun, 1943
Succeeded by
William K. D. Dowding


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 219.